Canadian Forest Service Publications

Fenitrothion and forest avifauna studies on the effects of high dosage applications. 1981. Kingsbury, P.D.; McLeod, B.B. Canadian Forestry Service, Forest Pest Management Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Information Report FPM-X-43. 27 p. (includes: appendix).

Year: 1981

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 8764

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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No bird mortality or immediate or short-term reductions in populations or activity of forest avifauna were recorded following experimental or semi-operational applications of fenitrothion applied twice within a five day interval at 0.280 kg AI/ha. Fenitrothion at this dosage rate was applied to a 930 ha block in Ontario by small fixed wing aircraft in 1976, and to a 120, 960 ha block in Quebec by multi-engine aircraft in 1977. Forest bird populations inhabiting various forest sites were monitored in each year to evaluate spray impact.